Couvades



[koo-vahd; French koo-vad] /kuˈvɑd; French kuˈvad/

noun
1.
a practice among some peoples, as the Basques of Spain, in which a man, immediately preceding the birth of his child, takes to his bed in an enactment of the birth experience and subjects himself to various taboos usually associated with pregnancy.
/kuːˈvɑːd; French kuvad/
noun
1.
(anthropol) a custom in certain cultures of treating the husband of a woman giving birth as if he were bearing the child

couvade cou·vade (kōō-väd’)
n.
A practice in certain non-Western cultures in which the husband of a woman in labor takes to his bed as though he were bearing the child.

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